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    My father passed away a few days before Christmas. It wasn't exactly unexpected - he was 80 and had multiple serious health problems. The doctors had told him a couple times that he probably only had weeks to live, and then he kept going for another couple years. But in the end his lungs finally gave out on him.

    Anyway, when things took a serious turn for the worse, the family gathered at the hospital to say goodbye to him. I took a portable CD player and speakers along and was going to play some Johnny Cash (his favorite artist), but he was really out of it on morphine and it just didn't seem right, so I left the music in my backpack.

    At his memorial service last weekend, I suggested playing some of Cash's gospel music, since the service was held in a church. My mom picked two songs by Josh Groban instead. I certainly wasn't going to argue with mom, but if dad heard that he probably rolled over in his grave.

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    For me it would be "Supper's Ready" from Apocalypse in 9/8 until the end. I'd also like to hear a song I wrote and recorded called "Mr. Sun", my crowning achievement as a songwriter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dana5140 View Post
    Morbid or not, I want to be cremated, and I want to be placed into the ground at each of my kids' homes, so they know I am always there, even after I go. And it will be Magma they play, even though none of them like it, but it will for sure make them smile when they do- and that is what I want. My wife knows all this.
    Can I suggest Crazy World of Arthur Brown's Fire at your funeral ??

    Yup, cremation all the way for me...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dana5140 View Post
    And it will be Magma they play, even though none of them like it,
    Then something akin to "Hhaï", I presume - rather than, say, "Ork Älarm" or "Stoäh"?
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    kohntarkosz. The version from Live/Hhai. I have played that composition more than any other ever, by orders of magnitude.
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    Maybe this?


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    if they pull the plug on me they should play "Euthansia Waltz" by Brand X, obviously.
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    Anything that might be over 3 minutes. lol

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    I want to hear all the saints and angels singing me home!

    (Seriously, it would be the best.)
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    The Door by Neal Morse. that guitar solo at the end would be a great way to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spellbound View Post
    I've been thinking about this question ever since it was posed weeks ago. I thought, maybe some Byrds, maybe some Burritos, maybe some Move ("The Last Thing on My Mind"), but I think "Mechanical World" will do it. As fatalistic as it seems, it also has a defiant quality to it like, "I'm not going without a fight." Of course, if this is played as I go, I want "Taurus" tacked onto the end of it, the way it is on the album with no break between the two.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lopez
    I've been thinking about this question ever since it was posed weeks ago. I thought, maybe some Byrds, maybe some Burritos, maybe some Move ("The Last Thing on My Mind"), but I think "Mechanical World" will do it. As fatalistic as it seems, it also has a defiant quality to it like, "I'm not going without a fight." Of course, if this is played as I go, I want "Taurus" tacked onto the end of it, the way it is on the album with no break between the two.
    I thought some might think "Mechanical World" too dark. But I've loved it since I first heard it, and were it playing at my demise, I could get into it. Besides, there's no such thing as too dark.

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    "Stairway to Heaven" and I'd die right after the line:

    There's still time to change the road you're on
    And it makes me wonder

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    Quote Originally Posted by yamishogun View Post
    "Stairway to Heaven" and I'd die right after the line:

    There's still time to change the road you're on
    And it makes me wonder
    If Stairway to Heaven were to be played at my funeral, I'd want everyone in attendance to yell out in unison, "No Stairway to Heaven!!!"
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    Maybe Spring Song (early version) by Sibelius or Mahler 2 or Act III of Die Walkure

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    And Dirty Boy

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    Camel - Never Let Go.

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